School: Chicago High School For Agriculture Sciences ` Challenge: We challenge you to expand the market of fresh, nutritious and affordable foods through mobile markets, farmer’s markets, school markets or corner stores in underprivileged areas. You are the bridge between farms and neighborhoods that will empower and enhance communities. — Kimberly Reese & Andrea Boakye - Youth Empowered Solutions
Project Name: CHASpen: Operation Farm to School
Solution: Operation Farm to School strives to create an environment where students in underprivileged elementary schools can access fresh foods and gain knowledge about nutrition and agricultural practices.
About the 2016 Aspen Challenge: Chicago - Competition
On April 27, twenty teams from across the Chicago showcased their solutions to real world challenge in the first annual Aspen Challenge: Chicago Competition held at Soldier Field. They each had 5 minutes to present their work to the judges from stage. Three teams — Starry Chicago of Roald Amundsen High School, MoneyLYFE of Lindblom Math and Science Academy, and Unify Division of Roberto Clemente Community Academy — were invited to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival held in Colorado in June each year. Additional awards were presented to teams from Frederick A. Douglass High School (Impact Award), Northside College Preparatory High School (Best Exhibit) and Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (Team Spirit). In addition, the People’s Choice Award, selected by Aspen Challenge participants, went to the team from Infinity High School of Math, Science and Technology.